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Private School in San Marcos TX with boarding option

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San Marcos Academy:
San Marcos Academy is a coeducational, Christian boarding and day school for 4th through 12th Grade students (4th and 5th grades are day only). Located in San Marcos, Hays County TX on a 220-acre campus in beautiful Central Texas hill country, we offer a unique educational experience that provides for the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual development of each student.

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Accreditation & Memberships:

Photo of Private School in San Marcos TX with boarding optionSan Marcos Academy is accredited or recognized by the following accrediting bodies:

- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) a division of AdvancED.
- Accrediting Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools (ACTABS) 
- Texas Education Agency (TEA)

SMA is a member of the Association of Boarding Schools and is a partner school with the Independent Educational Consultants Association. We are also a member of the Texas Christian Athletic League and the Christian Athletic League of San Antonio.

We are affiliated with Texas Baptists through the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

About San Marcos Academy:

Founded in 1907, the Academy is steeped in tradition, is fully accredited, and offers a rolling enrollment. Our current enrollment includes students from 16 different countries.

Why Choose Us?

-  Safe Student Environment:
Our Christ-centered foundation provides a safe environment for students to grow in their faith while experiencing a diversity of ideas and cultures.

-  Dedicated, Professional Staff:
The faculty and staff at San Marcos Academy are committed to serving students and setting them on the path to a bright future in which they can make valuable contributions to the world as a whole.

-  Christian Values:
We add value to every subject and activity because of our common purpose and mission: "educating young men and women within a nurturing community based upon Christian values.”

Academic Excellence:

Image of Private School in San Marcos TX with boarding optionThe Academy provides a number of special services and programs designed to meet the individual needs of each student:

- Honors students are challenged with the opportunity to take dual-credit college courses (in a partnership with Hardin-Simmons University), as well as pre-AP/AP and honors courses.

- Those students with learning differences (ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.) may qualify for placement in the Learning Skills Program, which offers one-on-one or group tutoring, re-teaching of subject material, verbalized testing, project assistance, and organizational skills instruction.

- Opportunities for credit recovery are available through our blended classroom environment and through San Marcos Online Academy.

- All boarding students benefit from attending evening study halls in the dormitory or a more intensive Structured Study Hall, where tutoring and close supervision is provided by degreed instructors.

- Progress reports or report cards are mailed out every 3 weeks to keep parents updated on their student's progress.

- Each year 95 percent or more of our graduates attend college following graduation.

Co-ed Boarding & Day School Programs for Students in Grades 7-12:

Photos of San Marcos Academy
School features include:
- Fully accredited, college-preparatory curriculum
- Full athletics program
- Leadership training opportunities (including JROTC)
- Honors/AP and dual-credit college courses
- Small class sizes & low student-teacher ratio
- Music, drama & visual art programs
- Credit recovery programs
- Learning Skills Center for students with mild to moderate learning differences
- International Student Program provides ESL instruction 

Developing Leaders of Tomorrow:
The challenges of a complicated world give San Marcos Academy an opportunity to reaffirm our mission.

The Academy provides leadership training through a number of programs, including the following:

- a top ranked Junior ROTC unit
- community service opportunities
- Endowed Lecture Series
- clubs and organizations such as National Honor Society and Junior State of America
- occasional Saturday programs for leadership education and development

Athletic Competition with a Winning Attitude:

Picture of Private School in San Marcos TX with boarding optionSan Marcos Academy offers competitive high school and middle school athletic programs for boys and girls of all skill levels.

Academy coaches place a higher value on how an athlete plays than on the outcome of a game; sportsmanship, integrity, and character on the field or court are the values that characterize a winner at San Marcos Academy. Among the sports offered at SMA are the following:

- football (flag football for middle school)
- volleyball
- basketball
- soccer
- track
- cross country
- swimming
- tennis
- golf
- baseball
- softball
- cheerleading
- marksmanship
- equestrian

SMA also has these top-quality athletic facilities:
- varsity and a sub-varsity gymnasiums
- indoor heated swimming pool
- articial turf football field and all-weather track and field facility
- lighted tennis courts
- horseback riding arena and barn/stable area
- air rifle range
- fully-equipped fitness center
- practice golf course
- disk (Frisbee) golf course
- fields for soccer, baseball and softball

Residential Life:

Images of San Marcos AcademyMore than half of the students at San Marcos Academy live on campus in our residence halls. These students are a diverse group, representing a variety of nationalities, several different U.S. states, and about 40 different cities across Texas.

Female boarding students in Grades 6-12 live in Elizabeth Kokernot (EK) Hall. Male boarding students in Grades 6-12 live in the Boys Dormitory.

San Marcos Academy’s Residential Life Program provides a nurturing, structured environment where students can develop the life skills required for independent living while also learning to become a contributing member of the school community as a whole.

The residence hall staff are guided by the philosophy of relational ministry. Residential staff provide adult supervision within the dormitory as well as assistance to students when required.

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Address: 2801 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Texas 78666, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-04-18 were from:

Texas;   Eagle Pass;   St Catherine, Jamaica;   Lekki Lagos, Nigeria;   Port Harcourt, Nigeria;   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;   Bangalore, India;   Faridabad, India;   Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam;   and more.
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Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Louisiana and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
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We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Heartlight Ministries
Courses / Programs
Located in the beautiful Piney Woods region of East Texas just 2 hours east of Dallas, Heartlight is a co-educational Christian boarding school for troubled teens aged 13 to 18 in Texas, needing temporary removal from their homes due to teenage behavioral problems.

Both boys and girls are cared for in separate housing units, schooled, counseled and mentored 24/7. The Heartlight campus is on a 100 acre property, with modern log houses delivering a peaceful setting. Each troubled teen is involved in daily therapeutic programs administered by our Christian counselors and staff.

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Boarding School program for troubled teens ages 13-18:

- 24/7 mentoring and counseling
- Public High School program
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TMI Episcopal
Courses / Programs
Located in the Texas Hill Country, just 20 miles from downtown San Antonio, TMI Episcopal is a co-ed, college-preparatory school for students in Grades 6-12.

TMI offers an optional JROTC program, designated as an Honor Unit With Distinction, and 5-day or 7-day boarding for students in grades 8-12.

At TMI, we strive to know the student’s personality, strength of character, extracurricular talents, and leadership potential and recognize that each individual has many strengths. Therefore, admission decisions are based upon a broad analysis and not determined by just one isolated trait.

We understand the commitment and sacrifices families make to provide their children with a private school education that will set them up for success.

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College Preparatory School for Grades 6-12:

- Middle School, Grades 6-8
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Subjects / Academic Departments:
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- Fine Arts
- Foreign Languages
- History
- Mathematics
- Military
- Religion
- Science
Marine Military Academy
Courses / Programs
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The Marine Military Academy maintains the tradition of the United States Marine Corps with the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Program coupled with a superb educational environment to develop morally strong, ethical, educated young men.

Our students constantly receive disciplined, structured training; ethical, moral and spiritual philosophy, and programs designed to develop courage, character and leadership.

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Military Boarding Programs for Boys (Grades 8-12)

- Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (MCJROTC) Program
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The Brook Hill School
Courses / Programs
The Brook Hill School, accredited, independent Christian Day (K-12) and Boarding (grades 8-12) school sits on a beautiful 288-acre campus in East Texas, in the South Central United States.

Our mission is to provide excellence in college preparatory education, affirm the gifts and challenge the potential of each student, and encourage students to honor God through Christ-like character.

The Brook Hill boarding program hosts students from all over the world entering Grades 8 - 12. Students from Angola, The Bahamas, Caicos Islands, China, Japan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the United States have graced our hallways.

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THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

• Designed for 10-12th Grade students from Texas, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

• Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students (ages 14-18) in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

• During the academic year 2017-18, we are in Botswana, India, Japan & Spain, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, China, Germany, Argentina, the U.S. and more.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature UN, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Testimonial:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

• Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)

• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

• Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

• All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

• Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

• Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue